Celebrating 200 Years
Bible Society Australia in 2017
How thrilling it was to celebrate 200 years of the Bible Society in Australia! 2017 was a very important year for us as we thanked God for what has been, and asked him to do his will through us for the years ahead. We held national gatherings, published ground-breaking books, grew our digital influence and enlarged our mission, all thanks to our faithful supporters who make everything possible.
We are a Society, all working together because we believe in the living Word, Jesus Christ, and the written Word, the Bible. Thanks for being part of this venerable movement with so much left to do.
Over 120 500 Scriptures were distributed free through chaplains in the armed forces, prisons, detention centres and hospitals. 17 000 Bibles were distributed to public school students through the Bible in Schools programme.
Prison inmates, "Now I know I am not alone even when I am alone."
"Through reading my Bible my life and outlook has changed."
"When things get rough I find peace and strength in reading the Psalms."
Koorong and Bible Distribution
More than 300 000 Bible and Scripture portions were sold through Koorong stores, and just under 4 million individual items were sold.
BSA wholesale division shipped 200 000 Bibles and New Testaments during the year, with the total items dispatched in excess of 425 000.
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